Little Roja Riding Hood – Pura Belpre Award

This past week we listened to the 2015 Pura Belpre Award Winner- Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Susan Guevara.


We talked about this award, which is given to an author and illustrator whose work best portrays and celebrates the Latino culture.  Before reading the story, we summarized the traditional version of Little Red Riding Hood. Since there were many Spanish words in the story, we talked about how to figure out new words when we are reading (look for clues in the pictures, context in the sentence, similar to words we know) and how we could use these same strategies when reading this book.   We listened to an audio made by our ESL ( English as a Second Language) teacher, who speaks Spanish.

Additional Activities:
Featured Books – Little Red Riding Hood

Printable – Little Red Riding Coloring Page

Video – Little Red Riding Hood – Story Time with Miss Booksy (Cool School)


About SHaberstroh

I'm an Elementary School Librarian, with a Masters in Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. I retired at the end of the school year June 2017.

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